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Old 02 Oct 2011, 07:01 am
Fred Atkinson
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Default Tires for 2010 Honda Fit

Folks,

I've been using Michellin tires for many years.

Last year, I purchased a 2010 Honda Fit. They came with a set
of Dunlap tires on them. According to Dunlap, I should expect to get
forty thousand miles from them.

To budget to have the money to replace them, I attempted to
get an estimate on a set of Michellins.

I was told that Michellin does not make a tire for the Fit. I
contacted Michellin directly and they told me the same thing. I've
written Michellin a letter expressing that I feel that they've let me
and their other customers down in not making a tire for the
increasingly popular Honda Fit.

Nor does Pirelli.

I don't want to go with brand X tires as I feel that a good
set of tires is an issue of personal safety.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Regards,




Fred
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Old 02 Oct 2011, 08:35 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Tires for 2010 Honda Fit

In article <s7kg879i1u6c870jadt2o6ldeti1oq6spc@4ax.com>,
Fred Atkinson <fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote:

> Folks,
>
> I've been using Michellin tires for many years.
>
> Last year, I purchased a 2010 Honda Fit. They came with a set
> of Dunlap tires on them. According to Dunlap, I should expect to get
> forty thousand miles from them.
>
> To budget to have the money to replace them, I attempted to
> get an estimate on a set of Michellins.
>
> I was told that Michellin does not make a tire for the Fit. I
> contacted Michellin directly and they told me the same thing. I've
> written Michellin a letter expressing that I feel that they've let me
> and their other customers down in not making a tire for the
> increasingly popular Honda Fit.
>
> Nor does Pirelli.
>
> I don't want to go with brand X tires as I feel that a good
> set of tires is an issue of personal safety.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions?


Head to tirerack.com and look at what's available and the customer
reviews.

It does look like a limited selection. Only three came up as low
rolling resistance, for example.
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Old 02 Oct 2011, 10:17 am
Stewart
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Default Re: Tires for 2010 Honda Fit


"Fred Atkinson" <fatkinson@mishmash.com> wrote in message
news:s7kg879i1u6c870jadt2o6ldeti1oq6spc@4ax.com...
> Folks,
>
> I've been using Michellin tires for many years.
>
> Last year, I purchased a 2010 Honda Fit. They came with a set
> of Dunlap tires on them. According to Dunlap, I should expect to
> get
> forty thousand miles from them.
>
> To budget to have the money to replace them, I attempted to
> get an estimate on a set of Michellins.
>
> I was told that Michellin does not make a tire for the Fit. I
> contacted Michellin directly and they told me the same thing. I've
> written Michellin a letter expressing that I feel that they've let
> me
> and their other customers down in not making a tire for the
> increasingly popular Honda Fit.
>
> Nor does Pirelli.
>
> I don't want to go with brand X tires as I feel that a good
> set of tires is an issue of personal safety.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
>
> Fred


Tires aren't made for a specific car, all you need is the right size.
Some sizes may have limited selections, others have literally hundreds
with multiples from the same manufacturer.


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Old 02 Oct 2011, 11:13 am
jim beam
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Default Re: Tires for 2010 Honda Fit

On 10/02/2011 05:01 AM, Fred Atkinson wrote:
> Folks,
>
> I've been using Michellin tires for many years.
>
> Last year, I purchased a 2010 Honda Fit. They came with a set
> of Dunlap tires on them. According to Dunlap, I should expect to get
> forty thousand miles from them.
>
> To budget to have the money to replace them, I attempted to
> get an estimate on a set of Michellins.
>
> I was told that Michellin does not make a tire for the Fit. I
> contacted Michellin directly and they told me the same thing. I've
> written Michellin a letter expressing that I feel that they've let me
> and their other customers down in not making a tire for the
> increasingly popular Honda Fit.
>
> Nor does Pirelli.
>
> I don't want to go with brand X tires as I feel that a good
> set of tires is an issue of personal safety.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
> Regards,
>


so what is the size? if it's 175/65-15, there are loads, including
michelin. if it's 185/55-16, then look to the next compatible size like
195/50-16 and you'll find loads, including michelin.

ps. it's dunlOp, not dunlap, micheLin, not michellin. searches are
easier with the right magic letter combinations.


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Old 02 Oct 2011, 02:33 pm
Dan Wenz
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On 10/2/2011 12:13 PM, jim beam wrote:

> so what is the size? if it's 175/65-15, there are loads, including
> michelin. if it's 185/55-16, then look to the next compatible size like
> 195/50-16 and you'll find loads, including michelin.



From Michelin's site: "Original Equipment Vehicle Size:
175/65R15 84S"; further: " Please Note

We're sorry, Michelin does not currently manufacture tires matching
this vehicle's specifications. However, you may choose to view Winter
tires for this vehicle. Click here to contact us with any questions."

That was for the non-sport model. I have a 2011 Fit, expect not to need
any tires for at least 2 or more years. Hopefully, by then they'll have
OE available. I've always used Michelin for our '04 Toyota.
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Old 02 Oct 2011, 03:25 pm
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On 10/02/2011 12:33 PM, Dan Wenz wrote:
> On 10/2/2011 12:13 PM, jim beam wrote:
>
>> so what is the size? if it's 175/65-15, there are loads, including
>> michelin. if it's 185/55-16, then look to the next compatible size like
>> 195/50-16 and you'll find loads, including michelin.

>
>
> From Michelin's site: "Original Equipment Vehicle Size:
> 175/65R15 84S"; further: " Please Note
>
> We're sorry, Michelin does not currently manufacture tires matching this
> vehicle's specifications. However, you may choose to view Winter tires
> for this vehicle. Click here to contact us with any questions."


what part of "Tires aren't made for a specific car, all you need is the
right size" is confusing you?


>
> That was for the non-sport model. I have a 2011 Fit,


forgive me - when i saw "Tires for 2010 Honda Fit", i thought you meant
you had a 2010, not a 2011. i should get my mind reading hat repaired.


> expect not to need
> any tires for at least 2 or more years. Hopefully, by then they'll have
> OE available. I've always used Michelin for our '04 Toyota.


i don't think you should buy michelins. or drive a fit. i think you
should get a f150 and chinese rubber. that way, you'll be ignoring
people on the frod group, not honda. and with luck, the chinese tires
will take care of you even wasting the frod group's time too.


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Old 03 Oct 2011, 07:33 am
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On 10/2/2011 4:25 PM, jim beam wrote:
> On 10/02/2011 12:33 PM, Dan Wenz wrote:
>> On 10/2/2011 12:13 PM, jim beam wrote:
>>
>>> so what is the size? if it's 175/65-15, there are loads, including
>>> michelin. if it's 185/55-16, then look to the next compatible size like
>>> 195/50-16 and you'll find loads, including michelin.

>>
>>
>> From Michelin's site: "Original Equipment Vehicle Size:
>> 175/65R15 84S"; further: " Please Note
>>
>> We're sorry, Michelin does not currently manufacture tires matching this
>> vehicle's specifications. However, you may choose to view Winter tires
>> for this vehicle. Click here to contact us with any questions."

>
> what part of "Tires aren't made for a specific car, all you need is the
> right size" is confusing you?
>
>
>>
>> That was for the non-sport model. I have a 2011 Fit,

>
> forgive me - when i saw "Tires for 2010 Honda Fit", i thought you meant
> you had a 2010, not a 2011. i should get my mind reading hat repaired.
>
>
>> expect not to need
>> any tires for at least 2 or more years. Hopefully, by then they'll have
>> OE available. I've always used Michelin for our '04 Toyota.

>
> i don't think you should buy michelins. or drive a fit. i think you
> should get a f150 and chinese rubber. that way, you'll be ignoring
> people on the frod group, not honda. and with luck, the chinese tires
> will take care of you even wasting the frod group's time too.
>
>



LOLz!
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Old 03 Oct 2011, 05:46 pm
Dave Kelsen
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Default Re: Tires for 2010 Honda Fit

On 10/2/2011 3:25 PM jim beam spake these words of knowledge:

> On 10/02/2011 12:33 PM, Dan Wenz wrote:
>> On 10/2/2011 12:13 PM, jim beam wrote:
>>
>>> so what is the size? if it's 175/65-15, there are loads, including
>>> michelin. if it's 185/55-16, then look to the next compatible size like
>>> 195/50-16 and you'll find loads, including michelin.

>>
>>
>> From Michelin's site: "Original Equipment Vehicle Size:
>> 175/65R15 84S"; further: " Please Note
>>
>> We're sorry, Michelin does not currently manufacture tires matching this
>> vehicle's specifications. However, you may choose to view Winter tires
>> for this vehicle. Click here to contact us with any questions."

>
> what part of "Tires aren't made for a specific car, all you need is the
> right size" is confusing you?
>
>
>>
>> That was for the non-sport model. I have a 2011 Fit,

>
> forgive me - when i saw "Tires for 2010 Honda Fit", i thought you meant
> you had a 2010, not a 2011. i should get my mind reading hat repaired.
>
>
>> expect not to need
>> any tires for at least 2 or more years. Hopefully, by then they'll have
>> OE available. I've always used Michelin for our '04 Toyota.

>
> i don't think you should buy michelins. or drive a fit. i think you
> should get a f150 and chinese rubber. that way, you'll be ignoring
> people on the frod group, not honda. and with luck, the chinese tires
> will take care of you even wasting the frod group's time too.
>


Beam, the guy you replied to is not the OP. Jeez.


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